An air quality code orange alert has been issued for today — Monday September 9, 2019. The County Health Department warns active children and adults, as well as people with respiratory issues when outdoors. Due to the code orange, public transportation fares have been reduced to 25 cents that day.

The health department tips during the alert include:

Refuel cars and lawnmowers after 7 p.m.
Carpool or mass transit
Combine errands rather than making separate trips
Drive less, especially during peak hours
The alert includes Shelby County, DeSoto County, and Crittenden County.